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Wildcat blog: Cats want crowd to growl at BYU

Arizona coach Mike Stoops is asking for one thing from the fans Saturday night.


The Wildcats expect their first sellout in six years, and just as important for the Wildcats as the 55,000-plus tickets would be a loud atmosphere for visiting BYU.

The Cougars pass a lot, and with that come audibles and signals that need to be made.

“The noise could be a big factor,” Stoops said. “We will have a packed house and the noise level really helps, especially if we can get them in predictable (passing) situations.”

Arizona has not had a home opener sell out since 2000, when it fell to Ohio State 27-17.

The Cats have sold the third-most public season tickets ever, at nearly 26,700. UA players are trying to do their part by making a undefeated home season a goal this year.

“That is something we think we can do,” UA quarterback Willie Tuitama said. “It has to start Saturday.”

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